Antonyms


Direction: In the following questions choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

  1. RUEFULLY
    1. cheerfully
    2. regretfully
    3. thoughtfully
    4. hopefully

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    cheerfully (Adverb) : happily; in a cheerful manner
    ruefully (Adverb) : sadly; sorrowfully; regretfully
    regretfully (Adverb) : in a way that shows you are sad or disappointed about something
    thoughtfully (Adverb) : considerately; in a thoughtful manner
    hopefully (Adverb) : showing hope

    Correct Option: A

    cheerfully (Adverb) : happily; in a cheerful manner
    ruefully (Adverb) : sadly; sorrowfully; regretfully
    regretfully (Adverb) : in a way that shows you are sad or disappointed about something
    thoughtfully (Adverb) : considerately; in a thoughtful manner
    hopefully (Adverb) : showing hope


  1. AFFABLE
    1. pleasant
    2. surly
    3. weak
    4. unknown

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    surly (Adjective) : bad– tempered and rude
    affable (Adjective) : pleasant, friendly and easy to talk to; genial
    pleasant (Adjective) : enjoyable, pleasing or attractive; friendly and polite
    weak (Adjective) : not strong
    unknown (Adjective) : not known or identified; not famous

    Correct Option: B

    surly (Adjective) : bad– tempered and rude
    affable (Adjective) : pleasant, friendly and easy to talk to; genial
    pleasant (Adjective) : enjoyable, pleasing or attractive; friendly and polite
    weak (Adjective) : not strong
    unknown (Adjective) : not known or identified; not famous



  1. ABERRATION
    1. regularity
    2. commonality
    3. particularity
    4. normality

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    normality (Noun) : a situation where everything is normal or as you would expect it to be
    aberration (Noun) : a fact, an action or a way of behaving that is not usual and that may be unacceptable
    regularity (Noun) : the fact that the same thing happens again and again, with the same length of time between each time it happens
    commonality (Noun) : sharing of common attributes
    particularity (Noun) : the quality of being individual or unique

    Correct Option: D

    normality (Noun) : a situation where everything is normal or as you would expect it to be
    aberration (Noun) : a fact, an action or a way of behaving that is not usual and that may be unacceptable
    regularity (Noun) : the fact that the same thing happens again and again, with the same length of time between each time it happens
    commonality (Noun) : sharing of common attributes
    particularity (Noun) : the quality of being individual or unique


  1. EMACIATED
    1. healthy
    2. luxurious
    3. intelligent
    4. sympathetic

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    healthy (Adjective) : having good health and not likely to become ill/sick
    emaciated (Adjective) : thin and weak because of illness or lack of food
    luxurious (Adjective) : very comfortable ; containing expensive and enjoyable things; sumptuous
    intelligent (Adjective) : clever and witty
    sympathetic (Adjective) : kind to somebody who is hurt or sad

    Correct Option: A

    healthy (Adjective) : having good health and not likely to become ill/sick
    emaciated (Adjective) : thin and weak because of illness or lack of food
    luxurious (Adjective) : very comfortable ; containing expensive and enjoyable things; sumptuous
    intelligent (Adjective) : clever and witty
    sympathetic (Adjective) : kind to somebody who is hurt or sad



  1. EXASPERATING
    1. soothing
    2. successful
    3. annoying
    4. distressing

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    soothing (Adjective) : affording physical relief; freeing from fear and anxiety
    exasperating (Adjective) : extremely annoying; infuriating
    successful (Adjective) : achieving your aims or what was intended; having become popular and/or made a lot of money annoying (Adjective) : making somebody feel slightly angry; irritating
    distressing (Adjective) : making you feel extremely upset because of somebody’s suffering

    Correct Option: A

    soothing (Adjective) : affording physical relief; freeing from fear and anxiety
    exasperating (Adjective) : extremely annoying; infuriating
    successful (Adjective) : achieving your aims or what was intended; having become popular and/or made a lot of money annoying (Adjective) : making somebody feel slightly angry; irritating
    distressing (Adjective) : making you feel extremely upset because of somebody’s suffering